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BMW, Honda Recall Vehicles Over Injury, Accident Risks

Two major auto recalls announced recently should not be ignored by our readers. They involve BMW vehicles of the 2021 year models and Honda vehicles of the 2018 through 2020 year models. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), BMW recalled the 2021 X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M50i, X5 xDrive45e, X7 xDrive40i, X7 M50i and XB7 vehicles after learning that the head restraints on the second-row seats are not the correct design. As a result, the head restraints can become detached in an accident, exposing the occupants to personal injury risks. 

BMW announced that recalled vehicle owners will be contacted and that the head restraints in the recalled vehicles will be replaced as necessary. Any repairs will be carried out for free. 

Honda Recall: Fuel Pumps Can Lead To Accidents

Honda’s latest auto recall impacts over 620,000 vehicles nationwide. 

The firm stated that the impacted vehicles come with rotating parts of the fuel pumps known as impellers that can be defective. In the case of a fuel pump failure, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries.

So far, Honda reported no crashes associated with this problem. However, impacted vehicle owners should expect to be notified of this issue in late May. At dealerships, defective fuel pumps will be replaced for free.

Impacted units include the 2018 through 2020 CR-V, the 2019 and 2020 Accord, the 2019 Civic (Coupe, Sedan and Type R models), Fit, Odyssey, Passport, Pilot, Ridgeline, and HR-V, as well as the Acura ILX, and the 2019 and 2020 Civic Hatchback, Insight, and Acura MDX, RDX and TLX vehicles. 

If you own any of the recalled vehicles, do not ignore the recall notification when it arrives in the mail. But if you own one of the recalled models and you do not receive a note, reach out to the manufacturer to update your contact information and find out more about how the recall can affect you. 

If you’re ever involved in an accident caused by equipment failure, report it as soon as possible to the NHTSA. 

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